A low chest of drawers, usually with short legs, intended to be set against a wall.
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Item No. 1101French, Louis XV period, floral marquetry inlaid commode
Of bombé form with unusual three-drawer construction, inlaid in floral marquetry, the whole resting upon four cabriole legs terminating in bronze sabot feet. Mid-18th century.
Signed "N.PETIT" (Nicolas Petit, Master in 1761 was a great Parisian cabinetmaker. Established rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine under the sign "In the Name of Jesus", in his 30 years as a master he established a lasting reputation. His career began with very refined dressers of bombé form in the Louis XV style, secretaries, desks, small tables, many finely decorated with blooming branches.)
49" wide by 22¼" deep by 35" high
Item No. 1065Exceptional, French, Neoclassical period commode
Of demi-lune form having acajou moucheté (plum pudding mahogany) veneers and original hand-beveled marble top; having three central drawers, each one framed with bronze ornament and two functioning side compartments with hinged doors. Circa 1780.
Stamped F. REIZELL twice to top and G. KEMP once to top.
François Reizell was a German ébéniste who established his workshop on the faubourg Saint-Antoine. In 1770 he moved to the rue des Saints-Pères. His principal client was the prince de Condé for whom he supplied pieces at the Palais Bourbon and for the country houses at Chantilly and Villegenis.
Guillaume Kemp, maître in 1764.
35" high by 58" wide by 25½" deep
Item No. 282Fine, French, Empire commode
In blond mahogany with dark grey granite top and all original hardware. Early 19th century.
52" wide by 36" high by 24" deep